ATR2100-USB

Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

MSRP* US$79.95
Lifetime Limited End-user Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview


    The ATR2100-USB is designed to take you from the stage to the studio and beyond. This rugged handheld microphone offers two outputs, USB output for digital recording, and an XLR output that connects with a sound systemís conventional microphone input for use in live performance. The microphone plugs right into your computerís USB port, and functions seamlessly with your favorite recording software. The ATR2100-USB also offers a quality analog-to-digital converter for excellent fidelity, and a headphone output with level control for monitoring. Its cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear. The microphone is ideal for live performance, podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, and voiceover use.
  • Features


    • Handheld dynamic microphone with USB digital output and XLR analog output

    • USB output connects to your computer for digital recording, while the XLR output connects with your sound systemís conventional microphone input for use in live performance

    • Smooth, extended frequency response ideally suited for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, voiceover, and on-stage use

    • Built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor from your microphone

    • Adjust headphone volume with easy-to-use controls on the bottom of the microphone

    • High-quality AD convertor with 16 Bit, 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate

    • Compatible with Windows and Mac

    • Low-mass diaphragm provides excellent frequency response

    • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source

    • Tripod desk stand with folding legs for secure and easily portable tabletop use

    • Threaded stand clamp attaches securely to the supplied tripod or to a conventional microphone stand

    • USB and XLR cables included

    • Durable metal construction for long-lasting performance

    • On/off switch functions for both USB and analog operation


  • Specifications

    ELEMENTDynamic
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE50 Ė 15,000 Hz
    POWER REQUIREMENTSUSB Power (5V DC)
    BIT DEPTH16 bit
    SAMPLE RATE44.1 kHz/48 kHz
    CONTROLSOn/off switch;
    headphone volume control
    WEIGHT268 g (9.5 oz)
    DIMENSIONS183.0 mm (7.20") long,
    51.0 mm (2.01") maximum body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORUSB-type/XLR-type
    HEADPHONE OUTPUT POWER10 mW @ 16 ohms
    HEADPHONE JACK3.5 mm TRS (stereo)
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDStand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; tripod desk stand; 2 m (6.6') mini USB cable; 3 m (9.8') XLRF-type to XLRM-type cable



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  • Downloads

    ATR2100-USB Manual (pdf 941.02 KB)
    ATR2100-USB FCC DOC (pdf 162.82 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
     
    2.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    2.0

    USB feature unreliable/broken

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    from Irvine, CA, USA

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    Pros

      Cons

      • usb connectivity

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone:

        I bought three of the ATR2100-usb mics in March 2014 for light usage (podcast recording). When I use the XLR output and go through a mixing board, these mics work fine; great tone, noise free, etc.

        The problem I have is when using the USB connection. For the first six months of very occasional use (twice monthly for up to 20 minutes), the mic worked fine. But no more.

        First one mic became unusable on my Windows 7 laptop, displaying the error "usb device not recognized". The other mics worked fine, until today when mic #2 "broke".

        (I subsequently tried the "broken" mics on my mac, same result.)

        Now I'm left with only one of the original three mics able to be used via the USB connection to the laptop.

        At this time I cannot recommend the ATR2100-USB.

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Intermediate
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • Studio
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Up to a year
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        (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Does not work on windows 8.1

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        from Dallas, TX, USA

        Site Member

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone:

        Theres not much to say, other than it does not work on windows 8.1

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Novice
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • Computer
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Less than a month

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Microphone and value

        By 

        from AUstralia

        Site Member

        Pros

        • Interviews
        • Karaoke
        • Presentation/Spoken Word
        • Vocals/Singing

        Cons

        • None considering price

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone:

          Positives:

          - Microphone has 3.5mm jack allowing you to monitor with 0 latency - great function

          - Design is sleek, simple and made of metal, feels heavy and of quality

          - Sound quality is great, the range may not be that wide (50-15 000 Hz) but is ample at an amateur / hobby level

          - Overall great value, comes with a stand, zero latency is great function, price is good.

          Negatives:

          - Some cheapo carrying pouch / case would have been nice

          - Have heard of quality issues with the USB / Headphone jack such as breaking. Could be resolved if you minimise the number of unnecessary insertion / removal of USB / headphone cable

          Good for:

          - Amateur / hobby singers recording covers

          - Podcaster / Youtube / Voice over

          - Value for money

          - Upgrade from cheapo PC mic / inbuilt microphones

          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
          • Novice
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          • Computer
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          • Less than a month
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          • Q:

            I need a portable telescoping stand for this. I am looking into getting the Auray MS-5230T Tripod Microphone Stand with Telescoping Boom.

            Is there an Audio Technica mic clip I can use to attach to a boom stand?

            Is the clip attached to the desk stand this mic comes with removeable? I've tried to remove it but haven't been successful.
            Asked on 2/1/2016 by Lola from California

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              You may use the included microphone clip that comes with the microphone to connect to a standard 5/8-27" threaded microphone stand.

              Answered on 2/2/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
          • Q:

            Can this be used for interviews? I am going to be mainly podcasting with this mic, however I might also do some interviews. How would I use this microphone for interviewing? Can I interview guests without having to connect a wire to my computer or a mixer?
            Asked on 1/14/2016 by new to podcasts

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              The ATR2100-USB can be used for interviews.

              However, any microphone requires connection to an input device. In the case of the ATR2100-USB, you would need to connect it via USB to a computer, or XLR to a Mixer. For connection to an iPad or iPhone, you would need the proper iPad Camera Connection Kit for your particular iOS device. To connect to a compatible Android Device, you would need the proper USB - OTG cable.

              If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
              audio-solutions@atus.com

              Thanks!

              Answered on 1/15/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
          • Q:

            I have a ATR2100-USB mic. When we use it with a digital recorder and XLR cable, it is very sensitive and has great sound and plenty of volume. When we use it with the USB cable plugged into a new MacBook Pro on Garage band, the input levels are much less. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong? Is there a pre-amp that would increase the volumes? I am a novice so your advice will be very helpful
            Asked on 1/9/2016 by Dean from Minneapolis

            1 answer

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              A:

              To receive assistance with your product, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
              audio-solutions@atus.com

              Thanks!

              Answered on 1/11/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
          • Q:

            USB Driver loaded on Windows 7 64-bit Pro was the Microsoft driver dated 7/12/2013. I can not find your drivers on this web site. The BOOST slider bar is missing on the Microsoft driver. Please send me the link to your driver. Also saw the "USB Audio Codec" for a user having chromebook. Please send that if Windows 7 needs it
            Asked on 12/27/2015 by John using this for Nuance Dragon from Houston, Texas

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

              Answered on 12/31/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
          • Q:

            Hello
            Which foam mic do you recommend ? size ? Does this one fit ? http://www.aurayaudio.com/detail?sku=885684
            Thank you
            Asked on 12/16/2015 by at from Brooklyn , NY

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Thank you for your inquiry. Use the AT8114 windscreen.

              Answered on 12/21/2015 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
          • Q:

            Will applying 48v phantom power to this mic damage it in any way? I need to use it on a sound board that has 48v always on.
            Asked on 12/2/2015 by Bill from Arizona

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              No, phantom power should not damage the ATR2100-USB microphone.

              Answered on 12/4/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
          • Q:

            Well, I'm not particularly wondering whether or not this item is in stock or not. I've had the mic for over a year now and love it. However, the mic's tripod desk stand has broken, and I was forced to throw it away.

            Now my actual question is: Can I purchase a replacement tripod desk stand for the mic separately?

            I ordered a replacement mic stand from Amazon, it just came in today, and I'm worried the mic might be too big for it. The mic can fit into the stand, but it's very tight and is a struggle to get in. I'm afraid the clip of the stand will break off eventually if I'm not careful.

            So, the best alternative would have to be a stand from you guys right?

            Thank you for reading. I hope it's possible to get a replacement tripod for this model mic.
            Asked on 11/18/2015 by Zech

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at Parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

              Answered on 11/19/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
          • Q:

            I am a podcaster at podcastershome.com and netcasting101.com and have three ATR-2100. The very first ATR-2100 I bought never worked right with the USB connections and on a mixer it does not have the same gains as the other two ATRs. The second ATR I bough fixed the gain problem but the USB connector on the mic broke. The third ATR is just fine. I use it and the broken ATR with my mixer to record field interviews. That said, I am told that there is a lifetime guarantee on these mics. I bought them all through Amazon. How do I return the two broken ATR-2100?
            Asked on 11/17/2015 by Bill from Reno, NV

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Please contact our Service Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5003 or at Service@atus.com for assistance with this service on your microphones.

              Answered on 11/19/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
          • Q:

            Will this work with a microsoft surface 2 rt?
            Asked on 11/15/2015 by jacob from Phoenix, Az

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Thank you for your inquiry. Yes it does.

              Answered on 11/23/2015 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
          • Q:

            My computer can't recognize the device (Atr2100-usb)..It was received two days ago.. What should I do?
            Asked on 10/24/2015 by kristy from Philippines

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

              Answered on 10/26/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
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